Life is always so go go go, there is so much to do on an everyday basis and sometimes I forget that my kids need me to just be with them. Sometimes I fear that Paxton will look back on his childhood and only remember me telling him no, and getting upset when he takes toys from his brother, and telling him to calm down. Having a very energetic little boy means that our days are filled with a lot of that.
Can I blame him? Sometimes it's hard to be calm when life is just so darn exciting. I really, truly love that about Paxton and I try very hard not to ever crush his spirit. I hope he is always so excited about life.
So yesterday was about just being present with him. I just wanted to spend some one on one time with him and it felt so good. We had a lot of fun decorating the cookies and Paxton even learned some self control. He learned he couldn't put his fingers in his mouth every time they got sprinkles on them. He did great! It was really tempting, but he remembered to wipe his hands on a towel. I was really proud of him for that. Lol, it's the little things that make my heart swell with pride!
Levi also got to enjoy the cookies, he woke up to a giant sprinkle cookie made by Paxton. He was thrilled!
(Levi, just wanted the icing, I let him have the last scoop of leftover icing, it was his favourite part)
We had a lot of cookies, so after Levi woke up we decided to surprise Papa at work with a tray full of decorated sprinkle cookies. His co-workers were very grateful for the interruption. We were happy to see Papa!
I continued to spend quality time with the boys and decided to ignore the dishes. Papa was just happy we had a good day and was more than happy to clean up our mess. ;) Okay well that's not entirely true!
It was a good day :)